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Education Program Assistant

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Our mission is to build a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity.

We operate a bilingual resource center in Healdsburg and offer family support programs, education for all ages, financial guidance, legal assistance and emergency response. We coordinate and amplify the local Latinx voice, and we host cultural events that publicly celebrate the Latinx community and build cultural bridges amongst neighbors. Everything we do supports our goals of overcoming cycles of poverty for participating families and empowering them to create new relationships—with each other, with the community at large and with local systems and services that are meant to exist for everyone.

AFTER SCHOOL TEEN CENTER

The mission of Corazon Healdsburg’s After School Teen Center is to procure an environment of holistic education wherein the students are the protagonists of the programming and are active agents in their own self-realization; a home to engage with compelling educational material, and construct new relationships while learning from one another in a space that is modeled after their own experiential and cultural wealth.

In addition to a qualitative experience, Corazon Healdsburg’s After School Teen Center will work alongside our College and Career Program Manager to identify and encourage students to explore college and career opportunities that parallel their passion, interests and special skills, guiding students through the process of exploration, research that finalizes with a realistic opportunity at achieving their academic and career objectives.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION Corazón Healdsburg is seeking a bilingual (English and Spanish) Education Programs Assistant to assist with the expansion of our youth and teen programs and services to support the academic development and success of children K-12th grade through the following initiatives:

  • Assist with after school education programs, including but limited to the After School Teen Center for high school students
  • Support a college-going culture through student engagement, presentations and events
  • Facilitate enrichment opportunities for students, including interactive activities, workshops, events and sports
  • Plan and lead organized enrichment activities for youth to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills
  • As needed, differentiate activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities.
  • Provide academic support to students, including reading literacy and tutoring services
  • Strengthen the programs’ connection with students, families, and community partners
  • Build and maintain strong and productive relationships with and among students
  • Provide information on college and career pathways and youth leadership opportunities
  • Identify students who need holistic access to care through internal case management or external partnerships
  • Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the Teen Center and any other spaces used are neat, organized, and foster physical and emotional safety for all participants.
  • Instruct participants on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment
  • Review program work plans with Youth and Teen Education Coordinator for effective program implementation
  • Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, participants, and staff
  • Support in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment
  • Participate in staff meetings and on-going training opportunities
  • Complete required forms, reports, and evaluations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual language oral and written skills required (English and Spanish)
  • Associate’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or related fields or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience working with youth and teens in an educational or mentorship setting
  • Background in college and career readiness and youth and teen resources/opportunities
  • Thorough understanding of modern business tools such as G-Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, video chat, Salesforce, and other platforms.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged communities, families and children
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced environment with BIPOC students
  • Organizational and communication skills, and ability to support multiple projects/tasks
  • Trustworthy, dedicated, motivated and team player
  • Ability to motivate youth, problem solver and manage behavior problems through conflict resolution
  • Negative TB Test results
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certificates (will train)
  • Must complete a DMV and criminal background check; and pass a criminal record clearance that includes fingerprinting through the Department of Justice, indicating fitness to work with children
  • Demonstrated skill in youth instruction and leadership.
  • Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to sit at a desk. Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time. Must be able to communicate verbally. Must be able to lift and move paperwork, files, and equipment up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit; use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and crouch; talk and hear. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This position holds regular in-person office hours in our location at 16003 Healdsburg Avenue and nearly all programs and Corazón functions take place at the Healdsburg Community Center. Events, meetings, facility tours, and gatherings may take place at off-site locations with unknown accessibility. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The position may require light travel to various locations throughout Sonoma County.

OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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